Monday, February 25, 2008

The Reading Room: Tonight's Authors

Tonight, 7 pm, at The Handlebar: The Reading Room, sponsored the by Emrys Foundation, presents two authors you don't want to miss:

Sebastian Matthews, a graduate of the University of Michigan’s MFA program, teaches part-time at Warren Wilson College and edits Rivendell, a place-based literary journal. He is the author of the memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps, and co-editor, with Stanley Plumly, of Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews. His poems have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, New England Review, Post Road, Seneca Review, Tin House, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Matthews was a recent Bernard De Voto Fellow in Nonfiction at Bread Loaf. His chapbook, Coming to Flood, was published by Hollyridge Press in 2005, and a collection of poems, We Generous, was published by Red Hen Press in February 2007.

John Lane
An expert kayaker and place-based educator, John Lane has had his outdoor adventure prose appear in Outside, American White Water, Canoe, South Carolina Wildlife, National Geographic Books, and many other periodicals. He is the author of the collections of personal essays Weed Time and Waist Deep in Black Water, book-length narrative Chattooga, and Circling Home: Settlement on the Edge of a Southern Flood Plain, a book published last fall. Also a poet and playwright, Lane teaches environmental literature, creative writing, and film at Wofford College. He is the founder, with wife Betsy Teter, journalist Gary Henderson, and photographer Mark Olencki, of the Hub City Writers Project in Spartanburg, SC.

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